About Us

The College of Letters and Science Office of Undergraduate Advising
206 Evans Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720-2924
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Phone Hours: (510) 642-1483 9am-4pm, closed during noon hour
Fax: (510) 642-2372

Due to limited resources, the Office of Undergraduate Advising is only able to serve students who have been admitted to UC Berkeley. Incoming students are eligible for advising after they have completed CalSO.

To make Same-Day or Pre-Scheduled Appointments, visit 206 Evans Hall, or call 510-642-1483 or visit our online appointment system, bhive.berkeley.edu. Fifteen minute same-day appointments may be scheduled beginning at 9am for the same day. If you are ill but would like to meet a College Adviser, please make a phone or Skype appointment.

Same-Day Appointments

If you have an urgent concern or a situation involving deadlines when delay could cause additional problems, come by 206 Evans Hall to make a 15-minute same-day appointment with a College Adviser during service hours. The appointment is cancelled if you do not check in within 10 minutes after start time.

Pre-Scheduled Appointments

For long-term program planning, for help choosing your major, or if you have a personal situation affecting your academic performance, make an appointment for a 30-minute in-person, phone or Skype advising meeting. Plan ahead! Waiting time for advising appointments is up to two weeks during busy times. To schedule an appointment, call (510) 642-1483 during phone hours, visit bhive.berkeley.edu, or come by 206 Evans Hall. Phone hours are Monday through Friday 10am-12noon and 1pm-3pm. The appointment is cancelled if you do not check in within 10 minutes after start time. Appointments cannot be arranged via email.

Peer Advising

L&S Peer Advisers are current students who are trained to answer quick questions about L&S requirements, policies and procedures. Peer Advisers are available for drop-in advising in each of the residence halls from weeks 4-10 of each semester. Peer Advisers' schedule can be found on AskLnS Peers.

Satellite Drop-In Advising

For students registered with the Disabled Student Program, DSP in 260 Chavez Ctr, Philaine Seher, Thurs 10am-noon and 1-3pm. Appointments are not needed.

Deans' Appointments

To make an appointment with a dean regarding academic matters, you need to meet with a College Adviser first. To schedule an appointment, visit bhive.berkeley.edu or call 510 642-1483.

Drop-In Transfer Evaluations

Questions about applying transfer credit to College requirements can be answered in person by a Resource Evaluator. Come to 206 Evans Hall during service hours. Please be sure to bring transcripts and/or course descriptions with you. Resource Evaluation hours are Mon-Fri, 1-4pm most of the semester (with occasional closures on processing deadlines).

Phone Assistance

To make an appointment, to get general information, or to ask a quick question, call (510) 642-1483. In-depth advising or questions requiring the student’s file cannot be handled on the phone. Phone hours are Monday through Friday 9am-12noon and 1-4pm.


For quick questions or inquiries about Letters and Science policies or requirements, send an e-mail to AskLnS@berkeley.edu. A Peer Adviser will answer your question, usually within 72 hours. If you have more than one question or if your question requires access to your student file, please plan to meet a College Adviser. Questions about class schedule planning, making appointments, and other complex issues cannot be handled via e-mail. Per Privacy of Student Records (FERPA), student record information will not be sent via email.